Thursday, 3 June 2010

Private George Leon

Born on 7 May 1882 in Aylmer, Quebec - husband of Ellen Leon, Aylmer, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; married; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 36.25 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 41st Battalion, CEF, in Hull, Quebec, on 1 March 1915 - [released] - joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 20 August 1915 (number 145027) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Bermuda on 6 December 1915 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 22 January 1916.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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